Need a suggestion on buying spotting scope
- Brian J.
You'll get better performance and durability with a refractor style spotting
scope. Maks are fine, but they are nowhere near as rugged or optically as
good as a quality refractor and they are very slow to bring to focus. This
could be a serious deficiency in a tactical situation.
Large apertures are not necessarily an advantage for daytime work, since
any good 65-80mm scope will have more than enough image brightness and
resolution for even a dark, cloudy day. Only advantage for a larger aperture
is for night use.
You can not do better than a 65-80mm scope in one of these models. All are
waterproof and far more rugged than any Mak made. If you need something
smaller, try the same models in a 65mm version.
Swarovski STS-80 HD High Definition Spotting Scope
Leica Televid 77 Spotting Scope 77mm Body with the Leica B 20-60/16-48X Vario-Ocular Zoom Spotting Scope Eyepiece
Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED Body Spotting with the Nikon Zoom Eyepiece 20-60x for 60mm and 25-75x for 82mm Spotting Scopes
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